Polaris has donated six Ranger UTVs to help with flood relief efforts in the Midwest.

The company has done so in support of Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization powered by volunteers. They’re currently helping residents affected in the Midwest following Winter Storm Ulmer, a weather event which brought massive amounts of damage to the Midwest

These Ranger rigs allow Team Rubicon’s crew to access remote areas, conduct damage assessments, and assist residents in South Dakota and Nebraska. The vehicles have also helped with hauling fallen trees and clearing debris to allow access for larger machinery.

Given the Ranger’s M.O. of having a hearty appetite for tackling a hard day’s work, these are tasks for which the rugged side-by-side are well suited. Team Rubicon is currently focusing efforts on providing assistance and support to the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D. and Nebraska communities located in Sarpy, Cass, Colfax, and Platte Counties.

“We’re humbled by the great work Team Rubicon has done and continues to do whenever a disaster strikes, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute RANGER vehicles to support their efforts,” said Kyle Duea, Vice President of Off-Road Vehicles at Polaris.

Off-road gearheads know that Ranger is the workhorse in Polaris’ lineup, especially when compared to the too-fun RZR. We tested these two rigs last year in the swamps of Louisiana, reaffirming our view that the Ranger and its seated-in-church driving position is just the ticket for utility duties.

Team Rubicon boasts a 90,000-strong, highly skilled volunteer force that helps communities stabilize and recover after a devastating natural disaster. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to 325 disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.